Meg Shields

Based in the Pacific North West, Meg enjoys long scrambles on cliff faces and cozying up with a good piece of 1960s eurotrash. As a senior contributor at FSR, Meg's objective is to spread the good word about the best of sleaze, genre, and practical effects.
Turning Red Congee

Congee and Bagels: The Food that Defined the 2023 Oscar Movies

By Meg Shields 

Let Raccacoonie cook.

Cliffhanger Airplane Zipline Stunt

How They Shot the Plane Zip-Line Stunt in ‘Cliffhanger’

By Meg Shields 

We’ve heard of tight flight connections but this is just ridiculous.

The Turin Horse

The Apocalyptic Cinema of Béla Tarr

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at what makes Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr a name worth knowing for international cinephiles.

Barry Lyndon Candlelight

A Beginner’s Guide to Low Light Cinematography

By Meg Shields 

It’s lights out for some cinematographers. No. Literally.

Blade Runner Eye and camera aperture

Ask a Filmmaker: What Is the Frame Rate of the Human Eye?

By Meg Shields 

Say it with me: The eye is not a camera!

The Devil's Backbone Bomb

The Ticking Time Bomb of ‘The Devil’s Backbone’

By Meg Shields 

(and it’s /not/ the bomb)

Waltz on screen: Last Year At Marienbad

Why the Waltz Works So Well On-Screen

By Meg Shields 

Can we have this dance?

Evil Dead Rise

12 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘Evil Dead Rise’

By Meg Shields 

With a new entry in the delightfully demented ‘Evil Dead’ franchise, we gift you with a hand-picked list of movies you’ll like if you’re a fan of ‘Evil Dead Rise.’


Is ‘The Wolfman’ Remake Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

By Meg Shields 

Aoooooooo, werewolves of hum-drum.